7.15 Repo Man
|Episode #||Season 7, Episode 15|
|First aired||February 17, 2012|
|Directed by||Thomas J. Wright|
|Written by||Ben Edlund|
|On IMDB||Repo Man|
|Outline||Dean and Sam return to Idaho when it seems like a serial-killer demon they exorcised 4 years ago is back.|
|Timeline||Spring, 2009 (flashback)|
|Location(s)||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho|
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Four Years Ago
In Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, wiccan Nora Havelock arrives at a farmhouse where a possessed man, Jeffrey, is tied up in a devil's trap. The demon tells Nora that he knows she helped Sam and Dean find him, but that she was too late to save his latest victim. Nora tells the demon he's going back to Hell and then leaves when the demon threatens her. Sam and Dean tell the demon he isn't the first one they've tracked on their quest to find Lilith, and that he's going to help them find her. Before they can start interrogating him, though, the demon gives Jeffrey control of his body. He tells Sam and Dean to stop the demon, but pleads for them to not hurt him. They explain that they need to torture the demon for information, and Jeffrey tells the boys to do whatever they have to do. The demon takes back control, and Sam and Dean torture him until he reveals that Lilith has a lieutenant named Merrick in New Orleans. Dean then exorcises the demon and drops Jeffrey off at a hospital, telling him to say that he was mugged and to not mention anything about demons.
Sam and Dean arrive in Coeur d'Alene, and Dean gets a call from Frank Devereaux, who has no news about Dick Roman. While Dean is on the phone, Sam sees and hears Hallucifer, but doesn't acknowledge him. He presses the scar on his hand until Hallucifer disappears and then tells Dean that the descriptions of the recent ritual mutilation victims match the women who were killed by the demon they exorcised four years ago. Dean points out that the demon squealed on his superiors and would have had a hard time escaping Hell, but Sam insists that the case is unfinished business and that they need to take it. Although Dean would rather be hunting Leviathans, he agrees.
The boys hear about another murder on the police radio. At the crime scene, Detective Sutton remembers them from four years ago as Agents Bonham and Watts. Hallucifer reminds Sam of the detective's name, but Sam continues to ignore him, and Hallucifer sticks out his forked tongue. Detective Sutton says that the killer used the same tools as before, and then Sam finds sulfur in the victim's car. They decide to check on Nora.
At Nora's white magic store, there's a freshly painted devil's trap in the doorway. She shows Sam some handwritten banishments and then tells them that she's leaving town after she takes care of a few errands. She also asks if they've found Jeffrey yet, suggesting that the demon might return to its previous host.
In a group therapy room at a halfway house, a facilitator named Alan asks Jeffrey to share his big news with the group - it's the day Jeffrey picks up his new rescue dog. Alan reminds Jeffrey that he will have to show the house he can handle the responsibility of pet ownership. Later, after Jeffrey collects his dog from the shelter, he hears a noise coming from the alley and goes with his dog to investigate. Sam and Dean jump him with a flask of holy water and press Ruby's knife to his neck.
They realise Jeffrey isn't possessed and, back at the house, tell him they think the demon is back. Jeffrey seems upset and asks what the latest victim's name was. He says the demon would recite a list of its victims in his head, and that Marjorie Willis is next. Dean wonders why the demon would be organised and Jeffrey says it was the demon's job. Alan visits briefly to remind Jeffrey to have his guests sign in. Sam goes to watch librarian Marjorie while Dean stays with Jeffrey.
Jeffrey tells Dean about his struggles with alcohol and depression after the possession. He suddenly reveals that the demon had a nest.
In the library, a bored Hallucifer makes Sam see the other customers slamming their heads on the tables. Sam stops it with his scar. He follows a suspicious-looking man who turns out to be Marjorie's boyfriend.
At the nest, Dean's cellphone doesn't have signal. He and Jeffrey enter the building, where Dean finds a young man tied up. As Dean goes to release him, Jeffrey plunges a syringe into his neck.
Meanwhile, Hallucifer questions the tranquillisers in the victims' blood - a demon wouldn't need them. Sam can't get through to any of Dean's phones. When Hallucifer mentions the possibility of Dean being dead, Sam tells him to shut up. Hallucifer is pleased about being acknowledged.
In Jeffrey's room, Sam finds a cellphone scrambler and a Latin demon summoning. Hallucifer tells Sam to think about who wrote the spell and Sam recognises the handwriting as Nora's.
Sam enters Nora's store. She attacks him but he stops her. Hallucifer tells Sam to threaten her and he does. Nora sobs and says that Jeffrey has her son.
When Dean comes to, he is tied up. Jeffrey is preparing a ritual. He asks if Dean ever considered the possibility that he liked being possessed and goes on to say that he loved the connection and that the demon was the love of his life. He says that he would hear a sound coming from certain women's brains, and he would follow them. He created the list but he was too afraid to do anything - until the demon came along.
Nora tells Sam how Jeffrey came to her looking for a way to summon the demon. She refused to help but when he kidnapped her son, she sent him a spell. Because the demon was heavily guarded in Hell, the ritual failed and Jeffrey cut off Nora's son's ear and sent it to her. She then found a stronger summoning spell. Jeffrey gave her the job of sending the boys after him because the spell requires the blood of the exorcist who banished the demon: Dean. Sam tells her to use her son's ear in a tracking spell to find him and Dean.
Jeffrey cuts Dean's arm to get blood for the ritual. He tells Dean that he was suicidal after the dispossession, but the rehab program helped him get back on track. He then kills his dog offscreen, places her heart and Dean's blood on the altar and reads the invocation. It appears the ritual has failed, but Nora's son breaks free from his chains - he is possessed.
The demon embraces and dances with Jeffrey, proud of his work. Jeffrey urges the demon to possess him, but the demon says he is done with him, that Jeffrey can do everything on his own now. Jeffrey says no and the demon knocks him to the ground. The demon explains to Dean that he is a talent scout - he finds people with evil in their hearts and helps them embrace it. He says Nora's son has little to work with and he'll "probably burn this meat off on my way to Vegas." Nora and Sam arrive. Dean escapes his ropes while Sam and the demon fight. Sam is flung across the room. When the demon walks towards Sam, he is trapped under a devil's trap on the ceiling. Jeffrey approaches with the knife and Dean shoots and kills him. Nora then exorcises the demon, saving her son.
At the motel, Dean goes to sleep. Sam is about to do the same when Hallucifer appears. Sam presses his scar but nothing happens. Hallucifer says that Sam's tricks won't work because he let him in earlier. As flames leap up on the bed around Sam, Hallucifer laughs.
- Devil's trap (symbol)
- Ruby's Knife
- Holy Water
- Dean's Amulet
- Dean's Ring
- Pontiac Firebird